I had painted this same stand oil bottle when it was new a couple years ago. I recently came across that painting and I remembered I was never that happy with it. So, on this overcast, rainy day, I painted over it---the new got some character, slimmed down and hopefully transformed into a better painting. Below was my first attempt :
A break from the Lunaria to do a little still life of an old can of bird seed. In the yellow circle on the actual can (too tiny to paint) it reads " Hartz Mountain Bird Foods are Guaranteed by Good Housekeeping as advertised therein"---I love the "advertised therein". The can is from 1935---such pleasant graphics.